What are some Romanian surnames

On this page you will find a list of Romanian surnames. What are the most widely used surnames and Romania. What is the origin and meaning of the most common Romanian surnames? If you are looking for an answer to this question, then you have come to the right place. In addition to a range of general information about naming in Romania, we have also compiled a list of the most common surnames in the country.

Family names and naming in Romania

Similar to Germany and other countries, the naming in Romania is also such that the children usually take the father's name and, in the event of marriage, the maiden name of the woman is replaced by the surname of your husband. Many of the surnames from Romania come from the first name, as in many other countries, these are so-called patronyms. But there are also names that have their origins in a job title, including “Ciobanu”, which means something like “shepherd” or “shepherd”. Unlike in Germany, the surname often appears before the first name in official documents such as ID cards.

The most common surname in Romania currently is Popa. In 2007, it was worn by over 191,000 people. The surname "Popa" means priest, followed by the surname "Popescu" in second place. The meaning of Popescu is very similar to Popa, because it means "the priest's son / daughter".

Polish surnames: list and statistics

In the following table you will find an overview with the top 10 Romanian surnames from 2007. In addition to a list of surnames from Romania, there is also some information and statistics about the distribution of the names in the country.

rankSurnamedistribution
1Popa191.000
2Popescu147.000
3pop
4Radu
5Dumitru
6Stan
7Stoica
8Gheorghe
9Matei
10Ciobanu

Source: e-transport.ro/CELE_MAI_CIUDATE_NUME_LA_ROMANI-i41-news9188-p82.html